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Life Within Limits

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Informationen zum Autor Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor in World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, is an awa... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor in World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, is an award-winning poet, novelist, and anthropologist. His many books include "The Palm at the End of the Mind," "Excursions," "In Sierra Leone, "and "At Home in the World," all also published by Duke University Press. Zusammenfassung Based on a return to the village in Sierra Leone where he did his first ethnographic fieldwork in 1969-70, an anthropologist reflects on the universality of human discontent.

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Noted anthropologist Michael Jackson examines the problem of well-being and the question as to what makes life worthwhile



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Based on a return to the village in Sierra Leone where he did his first ethnographic fieldwork in 1969-70, an anthropologist reflects on the universality of human discontent.

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Contents Imagining Firawa; Fathers and Sons; Forty Days; Scenes from a Marriage; Smoke and Mirrors; Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World; The Reopening of the Gate of Effort; Something's Missing; The Politics of Storytelling; The Road to Kabala; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Albitaiya; The Year of Supernatural Abundance; Strings Attached; The Shape of the Inconstruable Question; Not to Find One's Way in a City; Coda Acknowledgments; Notes; Index

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Titre: Life Within Limits
Sous-titre: Well-being in a World of Want
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Code EAN: 9780822349150
ISBN: 978-0-8223-4915-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 248
Poids: 378g
Taille: H233mm x B148mm x T17mm
Année: 2011

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